The "I Remember" Poem

Students use personal experience to write creatively in this poetry lesson plan. They'll think back and choose a dozen memories of varying lengths to include when writing their own poems about people, places, events, sensory experiences, and more.
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What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World
Taylor Mali
What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World by Taylor Mali, published by Penguin Putnam. Copyright © Taylor Mali, 2012. Author Taylor Mali's viral poem "What Teachers Make" got people talking about the importance of the teaching profession. What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World in an impassioned defense of teachers and why our society needs them now more than ever.

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